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post #1 of 13 Old 01-17-2012, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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RC BB vs. Tera BB

Rough Country has a BB kit (#603) that sells for $180 and has 2.5" poly spacers, rear sway links, shock brackets, rear track bar bracket, hardware, etc.

Teraflex has a virtually identical kit, but theirs sells for $350.

The ONLY difference I can see between the two is that the Tera kit addresses the bumpstops.

I hate RC like the plague. I'll NEVER buy a spring lift from them again after the debacle that happened with my father's CJ. But a poly spacer is a poly spacer...right? I mean, you can't really screw up a spacer can you?

So here's my question.. WHY is the Tera kit almost twice the money for the exact same thing? I assume I am missing something here...or haven't seen something in the details yet. Opinions on just these two kits?

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I have no idea, that's why I ran the RC for about two years with no problems. Also ran 35s without needing bumpstops.

RC front shock extensions, aesthetically look much better than Terras as well.

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i like name brand stuff and teraflex is what i am going with... but rough country is good for the name!

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Rough Country has a BB kit (#603) that sells for $180 and has 2.5" poly spacers, rear sway links, shock brackets, rear track bar bracket, hardware, etc.

Teraflex has a virtually identical kit, but theirs sells for $350.

The ONLY difference I can see between the two is that the Tera kit addresses the bumpstops.

I hate RC like the plague. I'll NEVER buy a spring lift from them again after the debacle that happened with my father's CJ. But a poly spacer is a poly spacer...right? I mean, you can't really screw up a spacer can you?

So here's my question.. WHY is the Tera kit almost twice the money for the exact same thing? I assume I am missing something here...or haven't seen something in the details yet. Opinions on just these two kits?
Another thing to consider is, the RC lift doesn't use poly spacers. The spacers are metal. I put the RC lift on my JKUR back in Dec and have no issues with it so far. With 35's it actually rides better than stock (soaks up the bumps). A lot of that could be the tires, but you are using mostly stock suspension parts. I have no experience with the TF kit, but the RC components are beafy.
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Spacers and shock extensions are spacers and shock extensions, period. Unless one is made of fired clay or butter solids. Go beyond spacers and extensions and no doubt you'll want to ditch RC and go for a higher quality kit. I'd go with the RC on this one.

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Another thing to consider is, the RC lift doesn't use poly spacers. The spacers are metal. I put the RC lift on my JKUR back in Dec and have no issues with it so far. With 35's it actually rides better than stock (soaks up the bumps). A lot of that could be the tires, but you are using mostly stock suspension parts. I have no experience with the TF kit, but the RC components are beafy.
Oh really? I didn't know that. I thought RC used poly spacers.

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loved the teraflex kit when I had it. Very complete kit, made well. Eventually you will want to upgrade anyway
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Oh really? I didn't know that. I thought RC used poly spacers.
No, but given you keep the factory spring isolator with RC metal spacers...I don't think it'll make any difference what-so-ever on spacer material. As far as vibes/ride/etc

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Do some research and you'll find people have had the TF spacers crack over time. Why would a company use poly spacers when the original setup is metal spring on metal perch. Reason: It's cheaper to produce.

I've had the RC BB for 2.5 years with the shock spacers with absolutely no problems. The spacers are very well made and I never gave them a second thought. Swap the rear links to the front and get new rear links or make your own.

Don't over think it, they're just spacers.


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I've been running the Teraflex Budget Boost since mid 2007. No issues with mine what so ever.
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Do some research and you'll find people have had the TF spacers crack over time. Why would a company use poly spacers when the original setup is metal spring on metal perch. Reason: It's cheaper to produce.

I've had the RC BB for 2.5 years with the shock spacers with absolutely no problems. The spacers are very well made and I never gave them a second thought. Swap the rear links to the front and get new rear links or make your own.

Don't over think it, they're just spacers.
TeraFlex has had a few spacers that did fail due to air pockets/ bad material. Anyone that had this issue and contacted TeraFlex were sent replacements. Some have failed yes but all of them are not going to fail over time. TeraFlex has sold 1,000's of these over the years with little/no issues.

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teraflex swoops in for the win! i say get the 6" lojng arm and end it!

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Alright guys.. thanks for the information and experience. I appreciate the help.

Being as my JKU has only 11,000 on the clock, my shocks and coils are still practically new and I'm not ready to throw them in the trash just yet. But this BB kit will work great for me until I get some more mileage on this puppy. Thanks again.

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